Influencing at the international level to make aid more effective
The European Commission has been active in international forums to improve the impact of development cooperation, and has encouraged increased effectiveness of global development assistance by aiming for ambitious targets and by reforming the way it delivers aid in order to meet those targets.
The Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF-4) took place in Busan, South Korea, from 29 November to 1 December 2011. It was a continuation in the series of High Level Forums on Aid Effectiveness of Rome (2003), Paris (2005) and Accra (2008). Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: EN - FR .
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation was launched at the Busan High Level Forum, which made a number of concrete commitments on aid and development effectiveness. A global monitoring framework was then designed by the Post-Busan Interim Group, in order to keep track of progress. Detailed information on the Global Partnership can be found here.
The Global Partnership has the following core functions: to maintain and strengthen political momentum for more effective development co-operation; to ensure accountability for implementing Busan commitments; to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing of lessons learned; and to support implementation of Busan commitments at the country level.
The main forum on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation is the high-level meetings which are going to be held every 18 to 24 months in order to ensure that the Busan commitments are followed through. Global Partnership has three co-chairs and a 15-member steering committee, with representation from different countries and organisations so as to prepare for ministerial meetings, and to follow up on the ensuing decisions.
The UNDP and the OECD will work together to provide support function for the Global Partnership.
To find out more about the Global Partnership and the EU's role in it, watch this video!